Detroit Jewish News Executive Editor and Publisher
Arthur M. Horwitz is the executive editor and publisher of the Detroit Jewish News (JN). He is a respected publisher, journalist and civic leader.
Arthur has been a journalist in Detroit for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Arthur worked at the New Haven Register as a suburban reporter, bureau chief, columnist and city hall reporter. He then earned a master’s degree from Yale and subsequently honed his skills as manager of planning, research and marketing for the Baltimore Sun. He arrived at the Detroit Jewish News in 1986.
Arthur’s integrity, courage and leadership, and his ideas and innovations, have made the JN a strong community voice. Robert Sklar, former JN editor observed: “Arthur sees the world from Cruising Altitude …”
Arthur has also fully dedicated himself to bettering Detroit and Michigan. His not-so-common abilities have made him an asset to many organizations, civic and charitable, Jewish and non-Jewish, including the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and Detroit Public Television.
Arthur has devoted himself toward establishing relationships between minority groups in metro Detroit. He is a founder of the New Michigan Media, a unique consortium of ethnic/minority media, co-founded the Black-Jewish Forum and encouraged the creation of the Chaldean News.
Arthur established the Detroit Jewish News Foundation, which created The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History. It holds historic pages of the JN and the Detroit Jewish Chronicle (1916-1951) in an open source, word-searchable, downloadable online archive.